Little Things in the Hidden Prairie – Chris Helzer

Little Things in the Hidden Prairie – Chris Helzer

February 22nd, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Virtual Winter Lecture Series via Zoom


Presentation Via Zoom $5, Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:30

Stimulate your intellect and expand your horizons from the comfort of your own home through our 2022 Virtual Winter Lecture Series (WLS). A summary of the 2022 WLS is in our latest newsletter.

When most people think about nature and conservation, they envision large charismatic mammals and birds. In reality, ecosystems really depend most on smaller organisms like plants and invertebrates. Those species have stories just as fascinating as those of tigers, whales or pandas, but they don’t get much attention. Chris Helzer, conservation photographer and Nebraska Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy will share photos and tales of these ‘Little Things’ and their complex interactions. As a conclusion, he will also share images and experiences he gained from his year-long photo project entitled Hidden Prairie: photographing life in one square meter, which has been turned into both a book and a museum exhibit.

Photo by Chris Helzer, Carolina mantis (Stagmomantis carolina), Aurora, Nebraska